Methyl Ester Sulfonate Market Intelligence


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Report Coverage

  • Global Trade Dynamics
  • Regional Market Snapshot- Europe, APAC, LATAM
  • Cost Structure Analysis
  • Exhaustive Supplier List

Production Size


14 Percent

Production Size North America

1,02,000 MT

Table of contents

  1. Methyl Ester Sulfonate Executive Summary
  2. Chemicals: Executive Summary
  3. Executive Summary: Capacity Snapshot
  4. Executive Summary: Supply Market Outlook
  5. Executive Summary: Demand Market Outlook
  6. Executive Summary: Industry Best Practices
  1. Methyl Ester Sulfonate Market Analysis
  2. Global Market Outlook
  3. − Current Market size
  4. − Demand - Supply Trends and Forecast
  5. − Key End - use Industries
  6. − Trade Dynamics
  7. Regional Market Outlook (North America, Europe, and APAC)
  8. − Current Market Size
  9. −Demand - Supply Trends and Forecast
  1. Methyl Ester Sulfonate Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook (North America, Europe, and APAC)
  3. − Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  4. − Drivers and Constraints for the Industry
  5. − Industry Events
  1. Cost Analysis (North America, Europe, and APAC)
  2. - Cost Structure Analysis
  1. Methyl Ester Sulfonate Supplier Analysis
  2. Key Global and Regional Suppliers
  3. Key Supplier's Capability Analysis
  4. - Capacity
  5. - Product Portfolio
  6. - Expansions, if any
  7. Geographical Footprint
  8. Supplier Market Share: Global
  9. Detailed Supplier Profiling of the Top 5 Global Suppliers
  10. − SWOT Analysis
  11. −Financial Risk
  1. Methyl Ester Sulfonate Industry Best Practices
  2. Sourcing Practices

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Global Market Outlook on Methyl Ester Sulfonate

Powder detergents consumes approx. 88 percent of global MES demand which is expected to be the major demand driver for MES followed by dishwashing 
Increasing demand for powder detergents from growing economies like China and India is expected to drive the demand of MES until 2022

The major methyl ester sulphonate supply market and share: North America: 12 percent, E.U.: No manufacturers, APAC: 81 percent, and others: 7 percent.

The top global methyl ester sulphonate suppliers are Wilmer, KLK Oleo, Sun Products, Stepan, and Lion.

High growth rate for powder detergents in APAC is the key demand driver for methyl ester sulphonate.


Demand Market Outlook 

MES demand is expected to grow at 14 percent until 2022. APAC will be the major demand driving region for MES, due to high growth rate of more than 15–16 percent for powder detergents in China and India 
MES demand in Europe and North America is expected to be low, due to high maturity of powder detergents, as consumers have shifted toward liquid detergent

Global Capacity–Demand Analysis

MES is a biodegradable surfactant derived from palm oil that has evolved as a successful substitute for petrochemical derived LAS 
The MES market is expected to grow at 14 percent until 2022, mainly due to the increasing detergent consumption and as a potential replacement of LAS. Companies, like Keylink and Lion Group, are expected to bring in additional annual capacity of around 300,000 MT by 2018

Global Demand by Application

The detergents industry is expected to be the major demand driver for MES, due to the increasing disposable income in developing economies, like China and India in APAC.

Downstream Demand Outlook

Powder detergents: The major end-use application 

  • MES is mainly used in the production of powder detergents, which occupies the major demand. The growing powder detergent demand in APAC helps to drive the demand of MES

Dishwashing paste is the next major application 

  • Approximately 6–7 percent of MES finds application in dishwashing paste, which has a growing demand in developing regions, such as Asia, which is expected to grow by 3–4 percent until 2021

 MES in other applications 

  • MES is also used in industries, such as agricultural industry as dispersant, leather technology as de-fattener, plastic industry as emulsifier, rubber production as release agent, etc. These applications are expected to have negligible influence on MES demand.

 Supply–Demand Trends and Outlook: APAC

Demand Trends 

  • The demand for MES is expected to grow at 17 percent CAGR until 2022, due to increase in MES consumption in this region, as an alternative to LAS. Detergent industry exhibits high growth rate in APAC of more than 6 percent CAGR, mainly due to the increased consumption of powder detergent by India and China
  • APAC dependence on the Middle East to source LAB for the production of LAS has increased in recent times, due to cheaper price of LAB in the Middle East. Increasing crude oil prices has influenced the increase in price of LAS in the Asian region, which will make the manufacturers to shift to cost effective and biodegradable surfactant MES

Supply Situation 

  • MES is well supplied and the manufacturers in this region are running their plants at low operating rate, due to lack of technical expertise in spray-dry Manufacturers like Wilmar have implemented Chemithon technology and are able to operate their plant at a higher operating rate

Methyl Ester Sulfonate Market Overview

Methyl Ester Sulfonate suppliers in APAC region holds about 81 percent of the global capacity share. 

Only methyl ester, the feedstock for methyl ester sulfonate, is traded from APAC to North America. Whereas, Europe imports methyl ester sulfonate directly from APAC for its consumption in the detergents industry.

Methyl ester sulphonate is expected to have a lower growth rate, as the powder detergent market is highly matured in North America. Some manufacturers are using methyl ester sulfonate, as it is eco-friendly in nature.

The demand in Europe region is very low, due to high penetration of detergents and washing machines, which hinders the growth of methyl ester sulphonate. 

Eastern Europe can make a significant impact in the growth, but the market is not matured enough to absorb new surfactants and technological advancements in the market.

Asia is the major manufacturer for methyl ester sulphonate, which accounts for 81 percent of global capacity, due to high growth rate of powder detergents with CAGR of 15–16 percent until 2021.

Why You Should Buy This Report 

  • Information about the methyl ester sulphonate market size, demand analysis, market outlook and trade dynamics of the global and regional methyl sulphonate market.
  • Industry drivers and constraints and Porter’s five force analysis of APAC and North America regions.
  • Methyl ester sulphonate supplier analysis, capacity share, SWOT analysis of players like KLK Oleo Chemicals, Wilmar International, Sun Products, etc.
  • Best sourcing strategies, contract lengths, etc.

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